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  • Robert Redford's 'new territory' with 'Captain America' sequel

    Robert Redford's 'new territory' with 'Captain America' sequel
    Though Robert Redford may be the very platonic ideal of a movie star -- a matinee idol from films such as "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Sting," "The Way We Were," "The Electric Horseman" and "Out of Africa" -- he has of late been involved...
  • Angela Lansbury is not happy with 'Murder, She Wrote' remake

    Angela Lansbury is not happy with 'Murder, She Wrote' remake
    NBC has put a remake of that classic '80s TV staple "Murder, She Wrote" into development, but it turns out the show's original star, Angela Lansbury, isn't too pleased with the idea. Lansbury, who starred as murder-solving mystery writer Jessica...
  • 2013 Fall movie preview

    2013 Fall movie preview
    The 2013 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Nov. 1. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. SEPT. 6 36 Saints Two New York City detectives hunt for a serial killer targeting...
  • New York Fashion Week spring 2014: Tadashi Shoji

    Much of L.A. based designer Tadashi Shoji’s $50-million empire is devoted to cocktail dresses and evening gowns for real -- albeit glamorous -- people, garments that range in price from about $200 to $500. His collection is sold in stores such as...
  • Amid Obama presidency, films take major leap in facing race head-on

    TORONTO — Watching Steve McQueen's achingly brilliant "12 Years a Slave" at the Toronto International Film Festival, I was struck by many things. The film's artistry — script, performances, imagery — is significant. The movie is...
  • Musician biopics can score, but often languish in development

    Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths. Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....
  • Angela Lansbury will receive honorary Oscar

    Angela Lansbury will receive honorary Oscar
    Angela Lansbury first attended the Academy Awards at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on March 15, 1945. Just 19, she was nominated for supporting actress for her role as a conniving Cockney maid in "Gaslight." And now, nearly seven decades later, the 88-year-...
  • The Contenders: Octavia Spencer gets real in 'Fruitvale Station'

    The Contenders: Octavia Spencer gets real in 'Fruitvale Station'
    Octavia Spencer worked as an actress for 15 years before becoming an overnight success. Her performance as the forceful maid Minny in Tate Taylor's "The Help" won her the Academy Award for supporting actress in 2012, along with just about every other...
  • Reel Critics: 'Wolverine' not the standard summer fare

    Reel Critics: 'Wolverine' not the standard summer fare
    It's easy to get burnt out on the endless parade of superheroes marching across the summer cinema screens. The loud pyrotechnics and large-scale destruction make it difficult to care about the central characters. Whether it's Superman, Iron Man, Spider-...
  • Why is Diablo Cody's directorial debut 'Paradise' coming to TV first?

    Why is Diablo Cody's directorial debut 'Paradise' coming to TV first?
    This post has been updated. Please see bottom for details. So, wait: Diablo Cody’s directorial debut is coming out in a few days? This seemed to be the resounding reaction on Twitter Thursday, when the Oscar-winning “Juno”...
  • How Julianne Hough's Mormon upbringing influenced 'Paradise'

    How Julianne Hough's Mormon upbringing influenced 'Paradise'
    When Julianne Hough arrived in Los Angeles at 18 after leaving her devout Mormon family behind in Utah, she quickly realized she was a novelty in Hollywood. “People were really curious about why I didn’t drink,” she recalled,...